Minutes, 5 April 1844

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of the evening. Never had felt those lofty songs of freedom burn within him as on this evening. We want laws to govern us, which are, “thus saith the Lord. God has said of the last days that he would rule all nations with a rod of Iron which is the word of God.
Er. said that Governments must have originated from some place—if from heaven they ought to pattern after heaven, and we discover that when God gives laws they do not agree with the laws of men. If we had not the oracles of God, and power to commune with the heavens it would be impossible for us to obtain the object we are [p. [89]]
of the evening. Never had felt those lofty songs of freedom burn within him as on this evening. We want laws to govern us, which are, “thus saith the Lord. God has said of the last days that he would rule all nations with a rod of Iron which is the word of God.
Er. said that Governments must have originated from some place—if from heaven they ought to pattern after heaven, and we discover that when God gives laws they do not agree with the laws of men. If we had not the oracles of God, and power to commune with the heavens it would be impossible for us to obtain the object we are [p. [89]]
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